Media Alert - 09 October 2014

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, will next week Thursday and Friday, 16-17 October 2014 host the National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition.

Convening under the theme “towards the delivery of 1.5 million housing opportunities by 2019”, the Indaba seeks to amongst other things; review the progress made in the implementation of the Breaking New Ground policy signed in 2004 and review the Social Contract for Rapid Housing Delivery signed in 2005. The Indaba also seeks to commit human settlements stakeholders to a second social contract towards delivery of 1.5 million housing opportunities in the next five years.

The National Human Settlements Indaba will be attended by different human settlements stakeholders which include mining sector, banking sector, NGOs, different associations in the construction industry and international guests such as Deputy Executive Director of UN Habitat, Dr Kirabo Kaycria and Slum Dwellers International President Mr Jockin Arputhan.

At the end of Indaba different stakeholders will commit themselves to a social contract to accelerate delivery.

Members of the media are requested to get their accreditation on 15 October 2014 at the venue below.

The event will take place as follows: 

Dates: 16-17 October 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Time: 08:00

RSVP: / 072 127 1565 OR /082 886 6721
NOTE: Draft programme attached for perusal.

Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Ministry Spokesperson
Mobile: 083 645 7838

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014